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08/11/2021

NJ Medical Facility Issued $273K COVID-19 Citation

OSHA recently cited a medical facility in Lakewood, NJ for allegedly failing to ensure the safety and health of nurses giving flu shots and testing potentially infectious patients for the coronavirus.

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08/10/2021

NJDEP Urges EPA to List Lower Hackensack River as Superfund Site

On July 23, NJDEP wrote a letter to EPA in an effort to resume plans to list Lower Hackensack River as a Federal Superfund site. The 23-mile section would be the first NJ river to receive the designation under CERCLA.

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11/17/2020

Gas Company Pays $10M to Resolve NJ Superfund Site Claims

An industrial gas company is set to pay $10 million to settle Superfund claims at a contaminated industrial site in Linden, NJ. The consent decree, filed in Federal court on October 28, outlines how the funds will be used to clean the LCP Superfund site and recoup response costs already incurred by EPA.

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10/29/2020

COVID-19 Safety Requirements for NJ Businesses

On October 28, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order (EO) 192 to establish a set of minimum coronavirus safety standards that employers in the Garden State must adhere to in absence of Federal OSHA safety standards. The EO goes into effect at 6:00 am on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

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10/16/2020

What Stinks? Remediated NJ Superfund Site Raises Questions

An 86-acre landfill is believed to be the cause of numerous smelly outbreaks in residential areas in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

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09/29/2020

NJ Passes Bill to Protect At-Risk Communities from Pollution

On September 18, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that would require NJ Department of Environmental Protection to consider the environmental and public health impacts certain operations would have on “overburdened” communities.

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08/31/2020

NJ Chemical Leak Results in Two Injuries and a Shelter-in-Place Order

Approximately 200 gallons of titanium tetrachloride were accidentally released at a plastics refining facility in Edison, NJ. Town officials issued an emergency shelter-in-place order and two individuals at a nearby business reported respiratory complications.

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06/12/2020

NJ Finalizes Drinking Water Standards for Two PFAS Chemicals

On June 1st, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection published maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for two perfluoroalkyl substances, PFOA and PFOS.

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06/08/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/8

In this week's Roundup, a Kansas oil refinery is ordered to pay $4 million for alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a Hawai'i State department has been ordered pay over $125K for allegedly operating illegal cesspools.

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02/24/2020

NJ Business Owner Faces Prison Time Plus $4.2M Fine for Haz Waste Violations

Earlier this month, a New Jersey business owner was ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution and sentenced to 30 days in prison to resolve Federal hazardous waste violations. In addition, the business owner is required to complete 30 days of house arrest and three years of probation.  

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